of coarse there was snow as well but it was melting and there was lots of mud; another sure sign of the warmer season to come.
this is a blossom/leaf bud on the Bitterbrush that grows prolifically in our area.
and there were even some interesting little bugs~!~if you look closely at the moss photo (click on it to enlarge) you will see some ultra tiny bugs that were on it. i was not able to see these bugs until i uploaded the shots onto my computer. for a size comparison just think about those little "hairs" on the ends of the moss . . . the bugs aren't much bigger . . . pretty amazing huh~!?!~